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Life's Ratchet by Peter M. Hoffmann
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This is a popularization in the sense of intended for non-scientists, but it's fairly complex in a couple of ways so that it's not a simple read. First, it covers a lot of ground that you might or might not be interested in, from history of science t ...more
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Stop-Time by Frank Conroy
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Great story telling, harrowing at times. Conroy really gets you to identify with the boy he once was.
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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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A Widow's Story by Joyce Carol Oates
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The Pilot by James Fenimore Cooper
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Fairly gripping read, based on a true story. The language is nearly two centuries old and that makes for some challenges but there are some great characters. Could have been a bit shorter.
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Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Todd Gilbert
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The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
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Proofiness by Charles Seife
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More political than I expected, for example he really lashes into Scalia a number of times. Goes way beyond "how to lie with statistics". But it is not mathematical. More about psychology, our tendency to believe numbers more than we should, precise ...more
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Adventures of a Bystander by Peter F. Drucker
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Disturbing the Peace by Václav Havel
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Albert Camus
“Beginning to think is beginning to be undermined. Society has but little connection with such beginnings. The worm is in man's heart. That is where it must be sought. One must follow and understand this fatal game that leads from lucidity in the face of existence to flight from light.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

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